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Glasses Pouch Crochet Pattern

May 11, 2016 /
flex frame glasses pouch


As an avid crafter who has just entered my middle-age life, I need a pair of reading glasses earlier than any average people who use less eye power. My eyesight has been deteriorating rapidly since my early 40’s, now I can hardly crochet, knit, or sew without putting on my reading glasses. Just like any glasses dependent person, I need a glasses pouch to carry my “eye-sharpener” where ever I go. Though there was a pouch came together when I prescribed the reading glasses, but I still prefer the old fashion glasses pouch. So, here I am, sharing the crochet pattern of the glasses pouch I designed by using the vintage squeeze flex frame.

easy flex frame purse pattern


I have a fond feeling for this vintage squeeze flex frame. I used to play with my father’s glasses pouch when I was still a kid. Not only that it is one of my childhood toys, I like it because it is convenient to open and close the pouch with a single hand, just squeeze the sides to open and it will snap shut again when you let go. Quick and practical, isn’t it?

Glasses Pouch Crochet Pattern

scroll ⬇️ to get the free crochet pattern & tutorial

crochet glasses bag


Besides making it into glasses pouch, the crochet pattern and tutorial can be easily adapted to make a coin purse as a set to go with the glasses pouch. I made a few and embellished them with lace trims and appliques to personalize the design. You can find the crochet pattern on the next page.

It doesn’t take up lots of yarn and time to crochet one. You can even use your leftover stashed yarns to crochet. Add a fabric lining if you need it, just cut a piece of rectangle fabric of double the width plus 1/4″ seam allowance at each side, single the length (exclude the flex frame height) plus 1/4″ seam allowance at each side, fold and stitch along the length side, sew to attach the fabric lining into the pouch.

crochet pouch

An eyeglasses applique (get free pattern here) to go with a glasses pouch, isn’t it perfect???

crochet glasses applique pattern


These pouches will be some great gifts to make for any occasion. Vary the sizes of the pouch to make it into something that suits the intended receiver.

Hope you enjoy making lots of them!

crochet nautical pouch
Glasses Pouch Crochet Pattern

Glasses Pouch Crochet Pattern

Yield: 3 1/4" (W) x 6 3/4" (H) Glasses Pouch or 3 1/4" (W) x 3 1/2" (H) Coin Pouch
Active Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours
Difficulty: Avid Beginner/Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $3 - $10

Besides making it into glasses pouch, the crochet pattern and tutorial can be easily adapted to make a coin purse as a set to go with the glasses pouch. I made a few and embellished them with lace trims and appliques to personalize the design. You can find the crochet pattern below.

Enjoy crocheting them!

Materials

  • Super Fine Yarn / Fingering/ Sock Yarn / Baby Yarn / 4 Ply Yarn, Cotton
  • Squeeze Flex Frame, 8.5cm. You can buy it here. You may want to buy a 10cm width for bigger sunglasses.

Tools

  • Crochet hook, 2.5mm
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Long Nose Plier

Instructions

Abbreviations: (in USA terms)

· sl knot = slip knot
· st = stitch
· slst = slip stitch
· ch = chain
· fo = fasten off
· Rnd = round

Glasses / Coin Pouch Crochet Pattern

Base:
sl knot, ch about 18 sts or until it is 4 sts less than the length of the squeeze flex frame. Turn. [Refer Pic 2 below]
Row 1: ch, sc in each stitch to the end. Turn.
Row 2 – 4: Repeat Row 2
Add more rows if needed so that the Width + Length of the base must equal or slightly bigger than the length of the frame. [Refer Pic 3 below]


Body:
ch, sc in each st at the 4 sides of the base. slst to the 1st sc of the rnd. Turn. [Refer Pic 4 & Pic 5 below]
Repeat until you get the length of the pouch (before adding the frame) you want. [Refer Pic 6 below]
Fasten off


Sleeves for the flex frame:
Lay the pouch flat on the table, mark the side stitches at each side of the pouch. Both sides must have an equal number of stitches. [Refer Pic 7 below]
sl knot, insert the hook to the first stitch of the marking, ch, sc in each st until the next marking (don’t sc in the second marking stitch). Turn.
ch, sc in each st till the end. Turn.
Repeat until you achieve the length of at least double the height of the frame (I did it with 10 rows). End your work with wrong side facing you. [Refer Pic 8 below]
Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing on.
Repeat the same to make the other sleeve for the frame. [Refer Pic 9 below]


Assembly:
Fold the flap of the sleeve to the front, align the last row to the first row. Stitch to form a sleeve. [Refer Pic 10 & Pic 11 below]
Insert the flex frame into the sleeves. Insert the pin to close back the flex frame arm, bend the pin cover with long nose plier to prevent the pin from falling out. [Refer Pic 12 below]

You may add some appliques to embellish your glasses pouch.

Anchor Applique Crochet Pattern

Anchor body:
sc 16 in magic ring. slst to the ch stitch at the beginning of the round to form a ring.
ch9, sc in the second ch from the hook, sc in each ch until you get back to the ring, slst in the first sc you made on the ring.
Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing on.


Anchor Cross Bar:
sl knot, ch 8, sc in the second ch from hook, sc in each ch until you get back to the first ch.
Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing on.


Anchor Bottom Bar:
sl knot, ch 12, sc in the second ch from hook, sc in each ch until you get back to the first ch.
Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing on.


Assembly:
Sew the anchor body to the pouch. Followed by the crossbar and bottom barYou may use the yarn tail, or you can use sewing thread instead.


Glasses Applique Pattern

I used the free pattern from Tangled Happy, here, the Classic Frame Crochet Pattern.
(Note: Since Tangled Happy patterns are no longer available, I have re-developed the Eyeglasses Applique Crochet Pattern, here)



MORE DETAILS ON HOW TO CROCHET GLASSES POUCH

  1. Get ready all the materials and tools needed to crochet the flex frame pouch.crochet pouch 1


  2. Crochet a chain strip with 4 chains lesser than the length of the frame.
    I am using lightweight yarn and crochet 18 chain to achieve it.
    If your yarn is slightly heavier, you will need to do a lesser stitch.crochet pouch 2


  3. Crochet a few rows (with turning) to achieve the width of the frame.
    Since I crochet 4 chains lesser than the width of the frame, I add it back with 4 rows of single crochet stitch.
    The addition of W and L of the pouch base must equal or slightly bigger than the length of the frame.crochet pouch 3


  4. After you have done the base, crochet around to make the body of the pouch.crochet pouch 4


  5. Check the width of the pouch by putting the frame into it. The pouch should be fit nicely or a little bigger than the width of the frame.crochet pouch 5


  6. Keep on crochet until you reach the length that is enough to put your glasses in, roughly about 6 1/2″. Fasten and cut yarn.crochet pouch 6


  7. Lay the pouch flat on the table, mark the side stitches at each side of the pouch. Both sides must have an equal number of stitches.crochet pouch 7


  8. Crochet each side of the marking to make a flap for the pouch. The flap is at least twice the height of the frame.
    End your work with the wrong side facing you.
    Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing on.crochet pouch 8


  9. Repeat the same to make the other sleeve for the frame.crochet pouch 9


  10. Fold the flap of the sleeve to the front, align the last row to the first row. Stitch to form a sleeve.crochet pouch 10


  11. Repeat the stitching on the other flap to form the sleeve too.
    The pouch is ready for flex frame installation.crochet pouch 11


  12. (1) Insert the flex frame into the sleeves.
    (2) Insert the pin to close back the flex frame arm.
    (3)-(4) Bend the pin cover with long nose plier to prevent the pin from falling out.crochet pouch 12


  13. The plain crochet glasses pouch is completed. You may adapt the method to create your own style.
    The Glasses Pouch measures a 3 1/4″ x 6 3/4″ (8.5cm x 17cm) size, you can make it shorter to become a Coin Pouch which is 3 1/2″ in length.crochet pouch 13


  14. The frame pop opens when you squeeze the sides together and snap shut again when you let go.crochet pouch 14


  15. You can also lengthen the flap and add trim at the edge to further decorate it.
    The little flower crochet pattern is available here.crochet pouch 15


Add embellishments to decorate the pouches. You may crochet a picot edge as the trim, or sew a lace trim on the edge.
The anchor crochet pattern is available above. It is made from 3 pieces of crochet work, the anchor body, the crossbar, and the bottom bar. They are sewn on the pouch by using a needle and thread.crochet pouch


Use colorwork to create a more fancy design. The stripes are done by alternate the yarn color at every 2 rows.easy flex frame purse


You may also add a crochet mini doily by sewing it on the plain pouch.doily decorate bag


Or, add your own crochet lace trim on it.glasses bag


Need a quick one? Sew the store bought lace trim to on it and make a bow with the tails.crochet glasses bag


Add a vintage glasses applique to the Glasses pouch will be a perfect match.crochet glasses applique
I just love the nautical set of them, a stripy glasses pouch with an anchor coin pouch.

Notes


1. If you use heavier yarn size with the matching hook, the stitches and rows will be lesser than noted in this pattern and tutorial.

2. If you need to add fabric lining to the glass pouch, just cut a piece of rectangle fabric of double the width plus 1/4″ seam allowance at each side, single the length (exclude the flex frame height) plus 1/4″ seam allowance at each side, fold and stitch along the length side, sew to attach the fabric lining into the pouch.

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Nancy Rea

Friday 26th of June 2020

Like the pattern, but don't use a 4 weight yarn. You will not find any springs that will work. Made several with cotton before the springs arrived and wasted the yarn. The pattern is explained very well. Now making them with a 3 weight ..

Racheal

Thursday 4th of July 2019

Happy Tangled link for the glasses is not working— is it possible for you to share the pattern?

Craft Passion

Sunday 7th of July 2019

I think Tangled Happy site is no longer available. Let me search around if I can get it from somewhere else. Otherwise, I will replicate the crochet pattern for it.

Janice Fairlamb

Wednesday 19th of June 2019

Love this pattern but do you have appliqué glasses pattern to share

Racheal

Thursday 4th of July 2019

So cute. But the pattern to the glasses was not included? How do we make it?

Jill

Friday 13th of May 2016

Thank You. This is so cute can't wait to make love the coin purse, also great gifts. You have such nice things on your blog.

Dane

Thursday 12th of May 2016

trés original j' aime beaucoup cet ensemble étuit lunette et petite pochette bravo bonne journée

Translation (by Google): very original j 'love this whole Pouche bezel and small cheer good day bag

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